Archive for November, 2001

Oh well… now what?

By K2 on November 17th, 2001 at 6:50 pm EST

Well kids, it’s been awhile since Uncle K2 here has done an update. So let’s get to it shall we?

Cheaters fucking suck, period. They make me have to try and keep up by installing new scripts or back-end .dll’s to try and prevent them and in the process they add an undesirable amount of overhead to the server as a whole. Now the nasty part is, once those scripts and .dll’s are removed, and the CS ports are brought back to the same state they were before those things were installed, the overhead remains.

Yeah, I’m thinking the same thing.

I’ve been bustin’ my ASS over this shit all day today and off and on for the better part of this week. Right now hlds.exe is using up to *three times* the amount of CPU cycles as it previously was doing. That equals server-induced lag for everyone when one port reaches about 16-17 people :-( I’m not sure what to try at this point from a remote standpoint. If I have to I’ll go pick the box up and look at it but I really don’t wanna have to do that… I shouldn’t have to. It’s strictly hlds.exe that’s acting this way as far as I can determine. Anyways – all the game ports will stay down until I can get this resolved. Sorry folks :-/

Oh yeah… I’m not going to support Return to Castle Wolfenstein nor Quake3 anymore. Since id software decided not to support a niche of the gaming community I belong to, then I felt the need to no longer promote their software by hosting a server running their products. Fuck ’em. You can find out what I’m talking about exactly by looking at the msgboard forum here.

In closing – stress is a good thing if used properly. I’ve had so much little shit build up over the past couple weeks and pile up to the point where I’m about to bust, I figured I’d do something constructive with that pent up energy. I treated myself to a new SoundBlaster Audigy card today, and I also decided I’m going to make my own pair of surround sound headphones since you can’t seem to buy them anywhere. No, I’m not talking about a virtual surround sound set of headphones… I’m talking about an actual front and rear speaker in each ear cover. Should be interesting once I finish… I’ll let ya’ll know how that goes.

Pizza guy is here :-) Have a good weekend gang, see you soon.